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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted -  14/10/2004  :  09:57
Jack is making a lot of friends in Barlick. I don't know why, maybe it's his face markings but people on the street feel the need to stroke him. Women in particular fall for him.

As you know, I had a bad experience with Joe, the lurcher from Irlam. I was very wary about taking another feral dog on but I'm beginning to think that Jack will make it as a member of the team. He's good at coming to hand when off the lead but I'm not saying he'd take any notice if he was distracted.

He's fast and very agile and seems to have lungs as big as a bucket, I haven't heard him pant as though he's out of breath even after a hard run. As for jumping, he's like a cat. Here he is on his favourite perch. Someone asked me the other day why I don't stop him doing it. It's easier to clean the drainer twice a day!


[This topic started as Jack's blog but in Jan 2008 I had to put him down because he started attacking strange dogs.  His successor is Black Jack. a Patterdale pup, no point erasing Jack the Lurcher from history....  he was a good dog and what happened wasn't his fault.  He had too bad a start.....]


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 10/05/2008 : 06:10
I did wonder whether it would kick the poison pen letters off again.....  The more they send, the more likely they are to slip up and the constabulary are waiting, truncheons poised at the ready.  I enjoyed writing it, the pen is mightier than the sword!


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Sue
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Posted - 10/05/2008 : 10:04
I'll bet you did. I find writing something like that just flows and is very therapeutic. Well done

 Sue


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 10/05/2008 : 17:07
You're right.  I think that's why I find writing so easy.  I only write about thigs I care about and it's very good to get it off your chest especially when you know that thousands of people are reading it.  I like to think that in the end it must make a difference.  Lees vandalism of phone boxes?


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Stanley
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Posted - 17/05/2008 : 07:18
I got a nice letter from the lady owner opf the dog that was attacked thanking me for my lettetr in the paper.  I was relieved because I knew that read the wrong way, it could look like a criticism of her.  She must be a nioce lady because she didn't see it that way.  It appears that the dog was sent back to kennels to be put down, on hearing this the police dropped the matter.  As soon as the police lost interest they tell me that the dog came back home.  All this is heresay but sounds dodgy all round.


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Callunna
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Posted - 17/05/2008 : 10:57
Just caught up with this topic. 

I have no respect for anonymous poison pen letter writers. If they haven't the guts to be identified with their sentiments then they should  simply mutter their views to themselves.

If they genuinely believe they have a grievance then why not express it in a mature, reasonable way? They achieve nothing by spitting venom so it's pointless and often counterproductive.Go to Top of Page
panbiker
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Posted - 27/05/2008 : 09:19
Nice to meet Jack for the first time this morning although I think I surprised him a bit in my biking gear. Nice dog Stanley, I liked his red braces!


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/05/2008 : 16:47
I didn't rea;lise it was you!  Sorry if I appeared to be ignoring you.


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panbiker
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Posted - 27/05/2008 : 23:01
I recognised Jack before I saw you Stanley, his fame precedes you, no apology necessary, we will have to meet properly some time.


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/05/2008 : 06:06
Perhaps you could just call in for a coffee one day......  I'm always here....

Jack had a first this morning.  He had a bit of an off day yesterday in that he didn't eat anything.  No problem about that but it seems to have thrown his routine out.  He sleeps on the duvet under the open window and has a constant current of colder air dropping on him, I like fresh air in the bedroom.  If I waken during the night he will pop under the duvet for a warm up and he did this today as I got up.  Thing was he stayed there and had another half an hour which he has never done before.  Eigg, me old Jack Russell used to do that every morning. Funny things dogs........  I do like to see them being individuals......


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Cathy
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Posted - 28/05/2008 : 10:00
Cats aren't much different.  With our cooler nights , our cat is taking to sleeping on our beds -  she nicely divides her nights between my bed and my daughters.  My room has an adjoining bathroom, if I leave that window open, our cat spends more time on my daughters bed, who has her window closed.  I've had to make my bed with the quilt up higher, so that I can be covered. because when she sleeps on me , I loose about 4inches of quilt.  (The things we do for our pets ... )  Smile


All thru the fields and meadows gay  ....  Enjoy   
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Stanley
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Posted - 28/05/2008 : 17:41
I know Cath, wonderful how much room a small dog can take up.  Eigg once shoved me out of bed during the night.........


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Cathy
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Posted - 29/05/2008 : 10:05
Sometimes during the night , if i need to move my legs, we talk to each other in grunts, groans, 'oh sorry love', purrs and hmffs.  Smile


All thru the fields and meadows gay  ....  Enjoy   
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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 07/06/2008 : 15:10

A tale for seniors................................................ or people with brains.......... Joe 

   A wealthy old Gentleman decides to go on a hunting safari in Africa , taking his faithful, elderly Jack Russell named Killer, along for the company. 

 One day the old Jack Russell starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old Jack Russell thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old Jack Russell exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?" 

  Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!", says the leopard, "That was close!  That old Jack Russell nearly had me!" 

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old Jack Russell sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. 

  The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. 

The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!

Now, the old Jack Russell sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?", but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Jack Russell says... 

"Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!

Moral of this story.... 

Don't mess with the old dogs...age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!  Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

If you don't send this to five "old" friends right away there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.  Of course, I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are just more "youthfully challenged."


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/06/2008 : 07:02
Over the last week or so BJ has been exposed to a new experience, being a shed dog.  He's fascinated by whatever I am doing and lies there watching me but one bad fault has emerged.  he loves swarf (the twisted pieces of metal cuttings) and sneaks them out of the workshop to hide them all over the house.  You wouldn't believe where I find it, there was even one large piece in bed the other day!  Otherwise no problems.  He is firmly embedded now as part of the team and I have no problems about being with him 24/7.  (apart from the energy levels.....)  We're still doing our 5 miles a day plus whatever he adds chasing ball and he's got full muscle now, he looks comical from behind when he walks because his thigh muscles are so big, they make him waddle.  Weight constant at 21 lbs and a strong little dog.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 03/08/2008 : 08:01
How is the shed training getting on, have you taught him any skills yet?


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